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Hiring a Wedding Planner … May 29, 2009

Since we are wedding planners, we see the importance of a planner every single day and at every single wedding.  So, you may not feel that we are the best resource to tell you how fabulous a wedding planner is … BUT Style Me Pretty{a national wedding blog} has done a post on what they think …. check it out HERE.

We would love to hear your thoughts ….



Fun, Fun, Fun Boutonnieres … May 27, 2009

We absolutely LOVE “outside the box” ideas and designs, so when I saw these fabulous boutonnieres, I fell in love!!!

from i will to i do - frittsrosenow









 … to learn more about the fabulous creator, Fritts Rosenow, simply click HERE








… jaimeson’s favorites:  row two, photo one {who doesn’t want to be a superhero} AND row four, photo two {gives off a little vegas feel} AND of course, row four, photo three {living in kentucky, there is always a special place for horses, simply classic} …







… we would love to know your favorites or even what you might design, so please take the time and share …








express yourself …



Summer Wedding Tips … Giveaway Winner May 25, 2009

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AND THE WINNER IS … {drumroll please}


Heather’s Summer Wedding Tip … “My summer wedding tip is to provide fans…a cute idea is to make your program a fan. Guests can cool off and keep track of your ceremony at the same time.”

thanks so much for sharing, and we’ll be in touch soon so you can spend your $75 at it’s so pretty!

congrats …



Kentucky Bride Magazine Hires an Editor May 21, 2009

Jacki is pleased to announce that Julie Wilson has taken the position of Editor-in-Chief for Kentucky Bride Magazine.  Julie officially started May 4th and has been busy, busy, busy – since our Fall 2009 issue will be out July 12th at the Kentucky Bride Bridal Show.

I, {jaimeson}, hope to have Julie as a guest blogger – so much fun!

Below is a Press Release that was written on Julie’s behalf and I just wanted to share {as I am not the “editorial” guru of the group}



 Lexington Native Julie Wilson Brings More than a Decade of Experience to her Role as Editor-in-Chief


LEXINGTON, Ky. – A popular tool for Kentucky’s brides receives the icing on the cake. Veteran lifestyle journalist Julie Wilson brings 15 years of editorial and publishing experience to her role as Kentucky Bride’s new Editor-in-Chief.


“We are thrilled to have someone with Julie’s background and creativity leading the editorial direction of Kentucky Bride,” said Kentucky Bride Ltd. President Jacki Allen. “Julie’s wealth of lifestyle knowledge will help every Kentucky bride have the stress-free wedding of their dreams regardless of their budget or timeframe.”


Wilson is a University of Kentucky graduate who most recently was the executive editor for the award-winning Pulse, the magazine for the spa professional. Pulse is the magazine for members of the International SPA Association. Prior to that role, Wilson wrote about the packaged travel industry for Courier, the magazine for the members of the National Tour Association.


“It is so exciting to enhance my background in lifestyle writing and translate it into the thriving bridal market,” added Wilson. “Today’s brides are busy, budget-conscious, and they simply don’t have the time to wade through a mass of wedding information. At Kentucky Bride, we do the homework so that  planning their big day is just as much fun for them as the wedding itself!”


Launched in August 2008, Kentucky Bride is currently a bi-annual publication. More details are available at http://www.kentuckybridemagazine.com.


About Kentucky Bride

Founded in 2008 by respected wedding planner Jacki Allen, Kentucky Bride helps brides-to-be learn many tricks of the trade even if carte blanche is not the reality. Based in Lexington, Kentucky Bride is an educational tool that covers everything from how to talk flowers with a florist to what is required to book a caterer. Available online at www.kentuckybridemagazine.com, Barnes & Noble and other locations across the state. Kentucky Bride is currently published in January and July.

WOW – that was written SO much better than I could’ve ever done … fabulous!



Summer Wedding Tips Giveaway … May 20, 2009

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Just a reminder that the Summer Wedding Tips Giveaway {worth $75 from it’s so pretty!} has a deadline of this Friday, May 22nd.

click HERE to see the original post

hope you are having a fabulous spring …



Sneak Peak … Photo Shoot May 19, 2009

We {Jacki, Jaimeson, Julie, Sara Lain, LaNeisha} held our first photo shoot for 2009 for Jacki Allen’s Kentucky Bride Magazine!  We can’t wait for the FALL 2009 issue to come out … so exciting!

BUT – until then, we thought we would show you a few pics of the day {only three, as the photographer and I have agreed to keep all photos under “raps” as they say}

the following photos were taken by our fabulous intern, Sara Lain ….

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Ian Lozada, the fabulous photographer for the shoot!


jaime steaming

Jaimeson, steaming one of the models (Katie) dress …


jacki and shamea

Jacki, with one of our fabulous models – Shamea …


hope you enjoyed the “preview” … to get your current issue, please visit kentuckybridemagazine.com



Summer Wedding Tips May 15, 2009

For all you fabulous brides having SUMMER weddings, we’d like to offer these last minute tips to help your day run smoothly and have your guests truly feel welcome …

… in the restrooms, you should provide sunscreen, bug screen, deodorant and a little perfume/cologne

… have umbrellas on stand by {just in case}

… provide ice cold water for your guests as they are seated to your outdoor ceremony

… if there is to be alot of walking from ceremony to cocktails to reception, then we suggest you invest the $300 – $400 for a golf cart {your elderly and disabled guests will REALLY appreciate you thinking of them} and they may stay to enjoy your wedding a little longer since they won’t be so worn out by the sun and walking.

Tell us your SUMMER WEDDING TIP and you could win a $75 gift certificate to it’s so pretty! 

Here’s the skinny (as they say)…..

* what you win (which everyone wants to know)…. 75 DOLLARS to spend at it’s so pretty!  (this is not just $75 in favors, this is $75 TOTAL – so if your order is only $60 and shippping and taxes are $15, then you’re covered….. how fabulous is that?)

* go to it’s so pretty! and pick out your most favorite favor

* submit your fabulous SUMMER WEDDING TIP in the comment section {please leave email address so we may contact you if you are the lucky winner!}

* contest ends: friday, may 22nd at 11:59pm

* we will choose the winner randomly {so be creative and leave your TIP … even if you think it’s too predictible, sometimes those are the most memorable details}

* we will post the winner by monday, may 25th

Remember, it’s so pretty!  has favors for every occassion….. weddings, bridal showers, birthdays, baby showers, ladies night…..

GOOD LUCK and we are sitting on the edge of our seats to read about your fabulous SUMMER WEDDING TIPS!!!!

celebrating summer weddings …